The Truth About Writing Education in America: Let’s Write, Make Things Right
Equal access to quality writing education has been a longstanding challenge in the United States and not enough has been done to move the field forward in recent years. In this episode, we visit with 826 National about their report that aims to bring writing education to the forefront of public, policy, and funding conversations by examining its current state and issuing a call to action to the field. In the summer and fall of 2020, 826 National interviewed 19 writing education experts, including authors, researchers, and educators, about the current state of writing education in the United States. They distill their reflections on the benefits, challenges, and inequities of writing education, and then draw on those reflections to outline recommendations for the field.